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Day 6 (in progress, taking a break): The second coat is now on the WC… - John C. Kirk

Nov. 30th, 2005

03:32 pm

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Day 6 (in progress, taking a break): The second coat is now on the WC ceiling (looks reasonable) and on about half of the bedroom walls (looks better, but may need a third coat). For those who don't know, I've eschewed the traditional "shades of white" approach, in favour of colours that can actually be recognised with the naked eye. In particular, I have red curtains/furniture in the lounge, and yellow walls/ceiling with blue skirting/curtains in the bedroom. It's bold! It's daring! It's Superman's primary colours!

That scream you just heard was a thousand interior designers crying out in horror, then being suddenly silenced as they choked on their lattes. Oh bitter irony, that they would need first aid assistance from the very person they so cruelly mocked...

As part of the decorating, I've had to breach numerous health and safety guidelines, e.g. with the "balancing on stepladder with one foot while bracing hand against ceiling" manoeuvre. This then got me thinking about the risk assessment required to sweep a lady off her feet, following the principles that I learned in my manual handling/casualty handling SJA course. Step 1: Ascertain the weight that you need to lift. Step 2: Get slapped. Ah well, it looks like you need to live life on the edge whether you follow the rules or not, so it's more fun to take the daredevil approach.

As a side-note, I was worried that working in confined spaces with paint fumes might do strange things to my brain. Fortunately, there's no sign of that happening.

Anyway, back to work...

Current Music: "Back To You" (Steps)

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From:rjw1
Date:November 30th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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As part of the decorating, I've had to breach numerous health and safety guidelines, e.g. with the "balancing on stepladder with one foot while bracing hand against ceiling" manoeuvre.

this can be solved with technology!
they do sell rollers with long handles you know. ;)

and bold colours are a good thing. magnolia does get a bit samey after a while.
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From:susannahf
Date:November 30th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
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we need photos of the finished results!
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From:queen_kiwi
Date:November 30th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
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I always put up dropsheets and open the windows when I paint. But I'm already loopy, so it doesn't matter. ;)

Post pictures!
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From:aca
Date:November 30th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
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As a side-note, I was worried that working in confined spaces with paint fumes might do strange things to my brain. Fortunately, there's no sign of that happening.

Was this supposed to be as wonderfully dead-pan and dry as it came out? :)
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From:johnckirk
Date:November 30th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Was this supposed to be as wonderfully dead-pan and dry as it came out? :)

Yup :) (I thought it would spoil the effect if I used a smiley.)
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From:aca
Date:November 30th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Splendid :)
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From:shuripentu
Date:December 2nd, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
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I have so got to see this place when it's all done. (So it's a good thing I'm coming to the flatwarming. ;p) It sounds like a very geeky, almost immature colour scheme, but I think that's what makes it great. :D In fact, it's exactly the kind of thing I'd do. Except of course I'd swap the red and yellow for shades of blue...
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